Monday, November 11, 2013

New Dreamspinner Press/Harmony Ink Releases

Encore by Shira Anthony
A Blue Notes Novel
Length: Novel (296p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: November 11, 2013
Available in e-book & print

It's the 1970s and Roger can't admit he's gay so he pushes John away. Twenty years later, Roger asks for another chance but John's not sure.

Cool kid violinist Roger Nelson doesn’t give a damn about anything. Wannabe conductor John Fuchs is awkward, effeminate, and just figuring out he’s gay. Despite their differences, they become friends—then lovers—and after college, they try to make it work. But it’s the 1970s, and Roger can’t bring himself to admit he’s gay. Worse, after his brother is killed in Vietnam, Roger tries to live up to his memory and be the perfect son. Then after suffering one tragedy too many, he makes the biggest mistake of his life: Roger pushes John away.

Through the years, they dance around the truth and in and out of each other’s lives, never quite able to let go. Twenty years later, Roger still carries the pain of losing his dream of a brilliant career with him, while John is a superstar conductor with a wild reputation. John’s off-stage antics get him plenty of attention, good and bad, though deep down, he wants only Roger. Finally determined to hold on to what really matters, Roger asks John for another chance, and when John panics and runs, Roger has to 
convince him to listen to his heart.

Island House by Bru Baker
Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: November 11, 2013 
Available in e-book & print

Niall moves to Tortola and finds that the island's beauty can't fix the hole in his heart. Ethan gives Niall hope, but love may be stalled.

Unable to move on after the death of his lover, British expat Niall Ahern clings to Nolan's dream of living in the Caribbean by moving to Tortola. Once there, he finds that not even the beauty of the island can fill the hole in his heart. Broke and spent in nearly every way imaginable, Niall wants out of the lonely, miserable, guilt-ridden life he's carved out for himself.

When Ethan Bettencourt, a wealthy tech guru, shows up in British Virgin Islands looking to purchase a second home, he gives Niall hope that he can move on. Both men fall hard and fast, but Niall finds piloting his yacht in the midst of a hurricane is nothing compared to weathering life's simple misunderstandings. As their troubles come between them, Niall is left to wonder if he and Ethan are over before they've begun.

Rolling Thunder by John Simpson & Robert Cummings
Murder Most Gay Series, Book Five; Sequel to Murder on a Queen
Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: November 13, 2013 
Available in e-book & print

Budget cuts sever partner officers Hank and Patrick. Hank is distracted by his new partner when a former foe with a grudge seeks revenge.

Budget cuts shuffle the decks of the Prince George’s County Police Department. Separated after years as partners, Hank Capstone and Patrick St. James find themselves having to make a new start. Assigned as a training officer, Hank takes on the tough task of showing hot, fit young rookie Jessie Morgan the ropes. 

Unfortunately, Jessie’s beauty is only skin-deep as he seems to have a habit of spouting homophobic 
comments to anyone who will listen. Still, Hank watches closely, figuring his rookie hides a deeper secret. 

While Hank is distracted by his new partner, secrets from his past resurface. A former Iraqi general with a grudge against Hank arrives in the area seeking revenge. Does his appearance connect to a terrorist threat made against the local mall? Hank and Patrick must reunite to save the day.

Housekeeping by Kim Fielding
Length: Novella (98p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: November 13, 2013
Available in e-book only

Nicky's weary of risking everything on love when he starts cleaning Spencer's house. The two become friends, but will they find love?

When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.
When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship. But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary 
of risking everything on love.

Howl Sweet Howl by Tia Fielding
Finnshifters Series, Book Three
Length: Novella (124p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters l Release Date: November 13, 2013
Available in e-book only

Alphas Sean and Rider could find love, but Sean is depressed after losing his wife. Sean won't get better until he lets his wolf out again.

Life at the Jarvela farm hobbles on when the new year rolls in. Losing his wife and co-alpha in the storm of the decade emotionally paralyzed Sean, though he tries to cope and attempts to pick up the pieces with their children. Rider, another alpha, could give him the love and comfort he needs, but Sean is too depressed to recognize the possibility of having a male partner, and he goes into mental tailspin.

Rider makes the hard decision to leave for a while, and Sean turns his energy and sadness into working on the neighboring Metsala farm with the other members of their farm family. But Sean isn’t really getting better, and that won’t change until he can let his wolf out again. If he doesn’t, he might lose his sanity too.

Medieval Tales by Saura Underscore
Length: Novella (210p.) | Genre: Historical European; Timeless Dreams l Release Date: November 13, 2013
Available in e-book only

Four men fight for true love in uncertain times. Discovering that his foe is human forces Wyon to deal with love and loyalties.

When Duncan of the Gents leaves for the Crusades, he promises to return to his friend and lover, Adam Gordon, but he never does. Three years later, upon learning that Duncan died in an ambush, Adam travels to Jerusalem tojoin the Cross Knights, seeking revenge.

Wyon Eastman, Captain of the Cross Knights, meets Caliph Omar on the battlefield and in peace parliaments. 

But discovering the cruel, heartless infidel is human forces Wyon to struggle with growing romantic feelings and religious loyalties.

As the English army sweeps across the Holy Land to conquer Jerusalem for the Christians, four men fight for true love in uncertain times.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

Baja Honeymoon by Roland Graeme
Length: Novel (286p.) | Genre: Contemporary, M/M/M and More l Release Date: November 15, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Rick breaks off his engagement, but not his honeymoon. He takes his neighbor, Ken, instead and Ken winds up seducing Rick.

When up-and-coming actor Rick Decareau, aka Deke Rowe, learns his fiancée cheated on him with her ex, he immediately breaks off the engagement and all wedding plans… except the honeymoon. Why waste a great road trip up and down the Baja peninsula? To make the time away even better, Rick impulsively invites his friendly neighbor, Ken Bollinger. After all, nothing sexual will happen between two buddies on a trip.

The somewhat promiscuous Ken is attracted to open-minded Rick from the start and assumes Rick is 
straight. So he sets out with no expectations, but on the road, they become close, and step by step, Ken succeeds in seducing Rick, even teaching him how to enjoy three-way sex along the way. Unfortunately, Ken's getting too much of a good thing: the more serious he becomes about Rick, the 
more he fears Rick is using him as rebound comfort from his broken engagement. 

Can Ken protect his heart before he falls too far? Or does Rick have other plans for the two of them?

Bloodlines by Robin Saxon & Alex Kidwell
Sanguis Noctis Series, Book Three; Sequel to Blood in the Sand
Length: Novel (440p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters l Release Date: November 15, 2013 
Available in e-book & print

Jed and Redford are set for relaxing trip, but wind up helping Randall find the Gray Lady, leader of the largest wolf pack in existence.

Mercenary Jed Walker and his reclusive boyfriend, Redford Reed, are all set for a much-needed trip—
nothing but sand, fish, sun, and drinks with those tiny umbrellas in them—when Victor Rathbone shows up withan acquaintance in tow. 

Randall Lewis pleads for their help in finding a cure for his brother Anthony’s rare disease. Jed, Redford, and Victor join the Lewises as they set out to find the Gray Lady, legendary leader of the largest wolf pack in existence, who may be able to help. What they don’t expect is to find themselves caught up in her pack’s struggles with local human hunters or a growing conflict among the supernatural communities. 

Jed is abruptly faced with what it means to be human in a world rife with the supernatural, and the challenges keep piling up: fear that his way of life is hurting his Redford, sparks flying between the half-blood Victor and wolf Randall, the impending threat of hunters, and the quickly approaching war that could kill them all. All things considered, Jed wishes fishing was the only thing he had to look forward to.

Come to Dust by J.S. Cook
Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Historical European, Mystery/Suspense l Release Date: November 15, 2013
Available in e-book & print

Inspector Raft is tasked with solving a kidnapping when an old foe returns with information that could derail his career.

In the frigid winter of 1891, with the nation still reeling from the Barings bank crisis, Inspector Philemon Raft returns from an involuntary sabbatical, tasked with solving the kidnapping of highly placed peer Alice Dewberry. Thrust into a sordid underworld where the upper classes indulge in disreputable overseas investments designed to fatten their pocketbooks, Raft finds himself at loose ends without his companion, Constable Freddie Crook. Far from offering their help, the ton use every asset at their disposal to keep Raft from discovering the truth about hapless kidnap victim Alice Dewberry—who may not even exist. 

Soon Raft discovers that his old nemesis, the workhouse master John Gallant, has returned to London. Gallant doesn’t say what he wants—but he knows enough to ruin Raft's career and even his life. Raft tries to solve the case with his usual strange insight, but there are other, darker forces at work. This is a frightened London: the London of Whitechapel, of Jack the Ripper, the London of poverty, dirt and despair, where a right turn down the wrong alley could earn Raft a swift trip to the morgue.

Harmony Ink Release 

Not Broken, Just Bent by Mia Kerick
Length: Novel (180p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Gay, YA | Release Date: November 14, 2013 
Available in e-book & print

Timmy feels betrayed when longtime friend Ben denies his feelings. If they can find forgiveness, they may be able to move forward together.

Braving the start of high school, longtime childhood friends Benjamin Wells and Timmy Norton quickly realize they are entering a whole new world colored by their family responsibilities. Ben is trying to please his strict father; Timmy is taking care of his younger sisters. Whiletheir easy camaraderie is still comfortable, Ben notices Timmy growing distant and evasive, but Ben has his own problems. It’s easier to let concerns about Timmy’s home life slide, especially when Timmy changes directions and starts to get a little too close. Ben doesn’t know how to handle the new feelings Timmy’s desire for love inspires, 
and his continuing denial wounds Timmy deeply.

But what Timmy perceives as Ben’s greatest betrayal is yet to come, and the fallout threatens to break them apart forever. Over the next four years, the push and pull between them and the outside world twists and tears at Ben and Timmy, and they are haunted by fear and regret. However, sometimes what seems broken is just a little bent, and if they can find forgiveness within themselves, Ben and Timmy may be able to move forward together.

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